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Preucil School of Music

Preucil School of MusicThe Preucil School of Music, established in 1975, is internationally known for excellence. We offer a wide range of Suzuki method-based Instrument Lessons, group classes, orchestras, and chamber music for all ages; an arts-based Preschool for children from three to five years old; and Music Together® classes for children from newborn to four years old and their parents.

Our Mission

Suzuki training is life training.

Mission Statement
The Preucil School of Music seeks to provide excellence in music and early childhood education based on the Suzuki philosophy of instruction.

The Preucil School of Music is dedicated to the development of ability in all children. We teach according to the philosophy of Shinichi Suzuki, who has proven that particular talents are not inborn, and that all children can develop their abilities in music and other areas to a high level if they learn in the manner that they learned to speak their "mother tongue."

The Preucil School offers excellence in early childhood education and music instruction for students of all ages in a caring, nurturing environment. It helps parents and children to share in the learning process, serves as a center for involvement in varied early childhood and musical activities, and attempts to create a rich musical and educational environment in the community.

The Preucil School believes music training is life training, of equal importance to all children regardless of economic status. It aims to keep tuition affordable, and offers aid to those students in need of assistance who demonstrate a desire to learn.

Main Campus

524 N. Johnson St.
Iowa City, IA 52245

North Campus

2916 Northgate Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52245

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Adele officially named the bestselling artist of 2015 | Music | The Guardian

Adele, who broke records with her song Hello and latest album 25, was officially the biggest-selling artist of 2015.

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), said that the British singer was the top-selling musical act last year based on worldwide sales of recordings.


Lady Gaga to Perform David Bowie Tribute at Grammy Awards

Lady Gaga will perform a medley of David Bowie’s hits in tribute to the Thin White Duke at the Grammy Awards, the New York Times reports.

Gaga was already due to perform at the ceremony, but after Bowie’s death in January, Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich decided that the Fame Monster singer was the perfect artist to honour the Starman.

Bowie received 11 Grammy nominations across his prolific career, winning one for Best Short Video in 1985 for Jazzin’ for Blue, a 20 minute promotional video for his single “Blue Jean,” before being awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.


Listen to this beautiful mashup of Adele’s ‘Hello’ and Mozart (VIDEO)

LOS ANGELES, Jan 31 — This clip just might land up as one of your more favourite mashups of Adele’s Hello.

The brilliant work of YouTube channel The Piano Guys, the mashup combines global smash hit Hello with Mozart’s Lacrimosa for a classical, yet upbeat performance.

Known for their renditions of Bruno Mars, “Let It Go,” and more, The Piano Guys describe the video as “a musical experiment bridging 18th century spiritualism and 21st century secularism” that was “created by 100 tracks of acoustic and electric cello”.


Eagles Guitarist Glenn Frey Dies at 67 - Yahoo News

Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey has died, a source confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 67.

"Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia," read a statement posted on the band's site.  

"The Frey family would like to thank everyone who joined Glenn to fight this fight and hoped and prayed for his recovery. Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community & millions of fans worldwide," the note stated. 

Eagles bandmate Don Henley said in a statement: “He was like a brother to me; we were family, and like most families, there was some dysfunction. But, the bond we forged 45 years ago was never broken, even during the 14 years that the Eagles were dissolved. We were two young men who made the pilgrimage to Los Angeles with the same dream: to make our mark in the music industry — and with perseverance, a deep love of music, our alliance with other great musicians and our manager, Irving Azoff, we built something that has lasted longer than anyone could have dreamed. But, Glenn was the one who started it all. He was the spark plug, the man with the plan."


Adele shakes Taylor Swift off her throne | Fox News

Who’s the most powerful woman in pop music? Until a month ago, the answer was easy: Taylor Swift. But with the record-breaking sales of her latest album, “25,” Adele is making a strong case for herself. She broke the record, held by ‘NSync since 2000, in just four days selling 2.433 million albums. While Swift’s “1989” album, sold just 1.287 million copies in its first week, Adele’s “25” sold 3.38 million copies in its first week.

New York-based radio host Ralphie Aversa explained Adele is in her own league in the music industry.

“Certainly from an album sales perspective, Adele is in a league of her own,” he explained. “But it's tough to compare the artists: Swift is younger and took a different career path to pop stardom; Adele was sidelined with vocal cord issues and took time away from the spotlight to have a child.”

Swift’s star studded “Bad Blood” music video earned about 20 million viewers in its first day, but Adele shattered Swift’s record with 27.7 million views to her “Hello” video in its first day.


16 snubs, surprises of the 2016 Grammy nominations

Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd lead the nominations for the 2016 Grammy Awards. While many fan favorites sneaked in under the radar, here are some artists, songs and albums that the Recording Academy overlooked:

1: SNUB: Madonna, Prince are no-shows

Both '80s icons returned in huge ways this year with new albums: Madonna, touting her dance-heavy 13th effort Rebel Heart; and Prince, with Tidal exclusive HITNRUN Phase One. But lo and behold, neither could muster any love from the academy (save for Madge collaborator Diplo, whose work on Heart helped nab him recognition for producer of the year).


International Bluegrass Quartet to Perform in Iowa City

Henhouse Prowlers with very special guests Billy Strings and Don Julin
Saturday, December 5th
Doors: 9:00pm
Show: 10:00pm
Tickets: $10adv/$12dos
Iowa City Yacht Club
13 South Linn Street


Henhouse Prowlers

In eleven years, the Chicago-based group Henhouse Prowlers have built a name for hard work and non-stop touring, playing music driven by exceedingly creative and traditional bluegrass tracks produced on a solid groundwork of elaborate harmonies and exhilarating stage vitality. Henhouse Prowlers is sure to provide an upbeat and groovy show sure to make members dance throughout. From their speedy picking, to their touching ballads, The Prowlers’ provide A-list performances for all audience members.